Federal Drive interviews — July 9

This is the Federal Drive show blog. Here you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Today’s guests:

Fred Hochbergchairman and president, Export-Import Bank


What’s it like to be a political football? A small and often overlooked agency found out this spring. The Export-Import Bank lends money to American companies that do business abroad. That notion doesn’t sit well with some conservatives on Capitol Hill. In May, they claimed the agency’s work amounted to corporate welfare. They held up a bill reauthorizing the bank, relenting just days before it would have hit its lending limit. Since then, the bank has faded from the headlines, but it’s still around and growing.

John Palgutavice president for policy, Partnership for Public Service

John Palguta, the vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service, discusses recently introduced legislation that aims to reform the senor executive service.